Myth and Myth Theory.
Compare and contrast Beatti’s analysis of Nyoro myths with Wolfe’s discussion of the Virgin of Guadalupe as a master symbol. Which interpretation of myth do you find more convincing? Why?
Next, choose a myth or fable that is familiar to you. Briefly present a synopsis and an analysis of the myth using either Beattie’s and Malinowski’s functionalist analysis or Wolfe’s idea of a master symbol. Examples of myths/fables might include: